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St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican Church

 

St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican Church. Restoration of St. Stephen’s Church Toronto, Ground plan and sections, 1 November 1866, Gundry & Langley. Henry Langley Papers, accession # 122.

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St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 103 Bellevue Avenue, near Bathurst and College Streets, aptly named for its once remote rural setting, is a lovely example of a rustic parish church in the Gothic Revival style. Robert Brittain Denison, member of the prominent Toronto Denison family, donated property and funds for this church to be built. Thomas Fuller, influential Ontario architect, designed St. Stephen’s in 1858. In 1865, the church was gutted by fire, but shortly after it was rebuilt by Gundry & Langley, maintaining most of its original design elements. Since then, St. Stephen’s has been renovated and expanded, in 1878, in 1890 and in the mid 1980s. Today, its multicultural congregation reflects the diverse Kensington Market neighbourhood.

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St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, photograph, ca. 1864. Toronto Public Library (TRL): T 30130

St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, photograph, ca 188-? Toronto Public Library (TRL): T 10812

St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, photograph, 1865. Toronto Public Library (TRL): T 30131

St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, linocut on India paper by Janet E. Gunn, 193-? Toronto Public Library (TRL): T 30683

St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, photograph, interior, 1895. Toronto Public Library (TRL): T 10814

St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, photograph, ca. 1878? Toronto Public Library (TRL): 974-2

 

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